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					                                    August 2006

Rina receives Public
Service award...p.9                     A magical Lopez
                                        Memorial Museum tour
                                        WHAT does a man do who has a deep love        al with treasures from their artistic, liter-   tion, and dozens of first-edition books and
                                        for the land of his birth and a passion for   ary and historical heritage.                    manuscripts, periodicals and maps.
                                        travel, fine art and books? He can amass         Indeed, the tycoon’s collection, even by        The Lopez Memorial Museum was
                                        more finds, grow his collection and be ad-    1960 standards, was impressive. Book-           opened on February 13, 1960. Housed in
                                        mired among his countrymen as an art col-     hunting forays abroad and the guidance of       its own building beside the Lopez home on
                                        lector of note.                               fellow collectors I.P. Soliongco (leading       Lancaster St., Pasay, the museum’s first
                                           Or, as in the case of industrialist and    Manila Chronicle columnist) and Alfonso         visitors included President Carlos Garcia
                                        Lopez Group founder Eugenio Lopez Sr.,        Ongpin (a descendant of artist Damian           and his wife, Cardinal Rufino Santos and
                                        he can champion visual literacy and na-       Domingo) in rounding out his art collec-        Claro M. Recto; the Lopez family was also
                                        tionalist scholarship by establishing a mu-   tion resulted in scores of Rizal memorabil-     out in full force, with the Lopez sons join-
 Lopezes in Jaro...p.8                  seum where scholars, students and ordi-
                                        nary Filipinos can get up close and person-
                                                                                      ia, the single largest collection of Lunas
                                                                                      and Hidalgos of any individual or institu-
                                                                                                                                      ing their parents in presenting the collec-
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Eugenio Lopez-GK Village turnover

Lahat ay puwedeng
   2   LOPEZLINK August 2006

Napocor rate hike in Luzon smaller
CONTRARY to reports, the            calculations on the reported       erage generation or basic        The actual adjustment              to P0.0110 a kilowatt-hour          recover from the end-con-
power-rate increase in the Lu-      increase since the approved        generation rate of P3.8966       would include Napocor’s            is added to its existing            sumer the costs incurred in
zon grid would be less than         rates were merely added to         and to its franchise and         deferred accounting adjust-        Gram of about P0.4060.              p r o d u c i n g e l e c t r i c i t y.
one peso, the Energy Regula-        the previous ones.                 benefits to host communi-        ment for generation cost           The firm’s ICERA in Lu-             ICERA, on the other hand,
tory Commission (ERC) said             Under the correct com-          ties charge in order to get      through the Gram and the           zon would be P0.3687 a              represents the recoveries
after approving the National        putation, the new genera-          the power firm’s total effec-    foreign-exchange cost un-          kilowatt-hour, which will           that Napocor must make for
Power Corp.’s (Napocor) pe-         tion rate adjustment mecha-        tive rates.                      der the ICERA.                     be added to its previous            money it advanced to defray
tition for an adjustment in its     nism (Gram) and incremen-             The ERC said the in-             Napocor’s Gram would            ICERA of P0.2032.                   the cost of foreign currency
generation charge.                  tal currency exchange rate         crease in the Luzon grid         stand at P0.4170 a kilowatt-          Gram is a pass-on rev-           adjustments resulting from
    ERC chairman Rodolfo            adjustment (ICERA) will            would thus amount to only        hour after the additional          enue-neutral charge allowed         fluctuations in the exchange
Albano said there were mis-         be added to Napocor’s av-          P0.3797 per kilowatt-hour.       generation cost amounting          by the ERC so Napocor can           rate.

Meralco ‘fuses’ with
gov’t for cleanup project
MERALCO, together with                within a 44-kilometer route,           nando, NTC commissioner
telecommunication carriers            to be jointly carried out by           Ronald Solis, and representa-
and cable TV operators,               Meralco, BayanTel, Philip-             tives from the firms involved
signed a joint implementation         pine Long Distance Tele-               also present.
plan with the National                p h o n e C o m p a n y, S m a r t ,      The project, which was
Telecommunications Com-               Globe, Eastern Telecommuni-            launched on July 17 along
mission and the Metropolitan          cations Philippines Inc., Des-         NAIA Road near the corner of
Manila Development Author-            tiny, SkyCable and other ca-           Sampaguita St. and Airport
ity (MMDA) for the pole               ble TV operators.                      Road, is part of the govern-
wires clearing operation pro-            President and COO Jesus             ment’s “Investors Corridor
ject.                                 Francisco signed the imple-            Upgrade Project” to improve
   The project involves clear-        mentation agreement on be-             roads accessed by foreign in-
ing or removing unused or             half of Meralco, with MM-              vestors and visitors. (Maite
dead wires and sagging cables         DA chairman Bayani Fer-                Bueno)

FPHC, Benpres join                                                                                              First Balfour to build Parañaque card-making complex

corporate governance study
                                                                                                                  First Balfour has been awarded the contract to design and build DZ Card Philippines’s mod-
                                                                                                                  ern 2,300-sq. m. card-making facility near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in
                                                                                                                  Parañaque City. DZ Card is a full-service plastic cards manufacturer with group headquar-
                                                                                                                  ters based in Thailand. The modern facility will enable the company to manufacture the plas-
                                                                                                                  tic cards in the Philippines instead of importing these from Thailand. Photo shows (l-r) Rey
By Carla Paras-Sison                  considered five major con-             information or lack of it,
                                                                                                                  Villar and Anthony Fernandez, First Balfour vice president and general manager, respective-
                                      cerns of corporate governance          rather than the actual situation     ly, with DZ Card Philippines’s Matthias Boehm, Arman Trinidad Jr. and Dennis Matala dur-
LISTED firms First Philippine         in listed companies: the rights        or practice of the companies.        ing the groundbreaking rites to jumpstart the construction of the facility. First Balfour is
Holdings Corporation and              of shareholders, equitable                Moreno cited a 2002 McK-          slated to complete the project by January 2007.
Benpres Holdings Corporation          treatment of shareholders, the         insey study that put this pre-

                                                                                                                Rosy outlook for SkyCable, Home
were part of the latest corpo-        role of stakeholders in corpo-         mium for proper governance
rate governance study con-            rate governance, disclosure            at 22% for Philippine corpo-
ducted by the Institute of Cor-       and transparency, and board            rations and 30% for Thailand
porate Directors (ICD), a non-        responsibility. Independent            companies. He suggested the        CENTRAL CATV, owner of the Sky-                      Central CATV focused on improv-
profit organization promoting         raters used Form 17-A and              inclusion of board committee       Cable and Home Cable, is expecting                ing the fundamentals of the business in
corporate governance reform           other submissions to the Se-           reports in the annual report to    profitability in the last quarter of 2006,        2005, with the goal of posting positive
and professional corporate di-        curities and Exchange Com-             increase the perception of         from a net cash deficit of P50 million            income this year.
rectorship in the country.            mission, the company’s annu-           transparency and accountabil-      in January 2005.                                     SkyCable, for example, reduced its
    FPHC improved its aggre-          al report, and the corporate           ity for listed companies.             “We have seen some improvements in             monthly operating expenses by nearly
gate score from last year to          website as sources of infor-              The top five corporate gov-     our financial performance. Subscribers are        25% in 2005 by renegotiating program-
reach the top 10 from 19th            mation.                                ernance scores among listed        up by 5% on a net basis and EBITDA                ming contracts to more sustainable levels
place last year. It was rated 2nd        In a presentation to Lopez          companies were garnered by         [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation    and streamlining operational expenses.
among listed holding compa-           Group executives, ICD exec-            the Philippine Long Distance       and amortization] is up 130% from P80                The company focused on quality
nies and moved up to the first        utive director Jonathan Juan           Telephone Company, China-          million in June last year to P188 million in      subscribers that resulted in improved
quartile overall compared to its      Moreno said that while corpo-          bank, Ayala Land, Petron           June 2006,” a SkyCable official said.             cash flow with monthly collections
2005 place in the second quar-        rate governance has a cost, it         Corporation and Globe Tele-           The company has about 450,000                  growing by as much as 20% in 2005.
tile. Benpres, which was rated        also presents a sustainability         com. Among government-             subscribers and with two-thirds of the               To generate higher average revenues
for the first time this year,         proposition because “in-               owned and controlled corpo-        Manila market as its subscriber base,             per unit and achieve full profitability in
landed in the second quartile         vestors pay a premium for              rations, the Development           posted its highest EBITDA of P507.2               2007, SkyCable invested in digital sig-
and ranked 6th among listed           properly governed corpora-             Bank of the Philippines            million in 2005.                                  nal encryption to reduce signal theft,
holding companies.                    tions.” He added that raters           topped the corporate gover-           “If the trend continues, we hope to            test-launched its prepaid cable TV ser-
    Using the Corporate Gov-          graded the companies accord-           nance study with an aggregate      achieve profitability by the fourth               vice and introduced the premium-tier
ernance Scorecard, the study          ing to their perception of the         rating of 80.62%.                  quarter of this year,” the official said.         cable TV service SkyCable Platinum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 LOPEZLINK August 2006             3

                                                                    A BayanTel SPAN launch to remember
                                                                    IN preparation for the big                 showcase the product and con-      that they still had enough energy
                                                                    launch of SPAN in Tacloban                 duct on-the-spot demos.            for the Big Night.
                                                                    C i t y i n E a s t e r n Vi s a y a s ,       At the same time, BayanTel         Over 5,000 people came to
                                                                    BayanTel made localized ver-               sales executives went around the   witness BayanTel SPAN’s
                                                                    sions of its SPAN advertise-               different barangays and subdivi-   launch that night. The theme of
                                                                    ment and announced its pres-               sions accompanied by SPAN          the concert was “Ang Laki ng
                                                                    ence through mobile barkers                vans with lively barkers. Within   Bahay ni Kuya,” which kicked
                                                                    and streamers.                             the BayanCenter, there was a       off with a 3D animated video
                                                                         A group of attractive young           striking display cabinet filled    presentation and a giant SPAN
                                                                    g i r l s , t h e “ S PA N G i r l s , ”   with SPAN merchandise materi-      tarpaulin, accompanied by
                                                                    manned “SPAN Zones” in cell-               als to entice walk-in customers.   breathtaking fireworks and bal-
                                                                    phone shops, computer stores                   After a long and victorious    loons. Everyone was highly im-
                                                                    and cable TV offices. They in-             motorcade with “Pinoy Big          pressed, and BayanTel SPAN
Champion of development                                             troduced SPAN to walk-in                   Brother” Big Winner Nene           had its share of applause. Truly,   Nene Tamayo (seated) and the Orange and
Manila North Tollways Corporation president Jose de Jesus           clients and visited fast food              Tamayo, the Orange and Lemons      BayanTel SPAN has arrived in        Lemons band members at the BayanTel Tacloban
(left) receives an Order of Merit award from Bong Lacson,           chains, restaurants and other              band and the SPAN Girls,           Eastern Visayas and is here to      Center during the launch of BayanTel SPAN in
chairman of the Society of Pampanga Columnists (SPC), for           business establishments to                 BayanTel employees showed          stay. (Analou Jundos)               Tacloban City.
“actualizing a gateway to Central and North Luzon through

                                                                    BayanTel billboard is talk of the town
the world-class, newly rehabilitated North Luzon Express-
way.” De Jesus was also cited for his initiatives to save
Pampanga and the rest of the region and Metro Manila
from the ravages of the Mount Pinatubo eruption during his
term as Public Works secretary from 1990 to 1993. The SPC
is composed of Pampanga’s most respected columnists, no-            BayanTel is proud of the satisfac-             tee for the service that it               Recently, BayanTel translated         did they see and notice it, but they
tably Dic Pascual and Ding Cervantes of the Philippine              tion guarantee that it offers to its           brings—even at the cost of return-     the idea of its satisfaction guaran-     also certainly remembered it very
Star, Fred Roxas of Manila Bulletin, Tonette Orejas of the          customers. It is, in fact, the only            ing the customer’s money back if       tee into a billboard along Edsa,         well.
Philippine Daily Inquirer and local journalists Ashley Man-         telecoms company in the country                he or she is not satisfied with the    near the MRT’s Guadalupe station.            In a sense, the billboard has been
abat, Arnel San Pedro and Noel Tulabut. (Kit Ventura)               presently bannering such a guaran-             company’s service.                     Simple in execution and imagery          successful in making BayanTel’s

First Gen not
                                                                                                                                                                  but strong in message, the       message of guaranteed satisfaction
                                                                                                                                                                  billboard features an attrac-    stand out in a busy location where
                                                                                                                                                                  tive woman who appears to        messages compete with each other
                                                                                                                                                                  have been satisfied with         all the time and are easily ignored

interested in
                                                                                                                                                                  BayanTel’s guaranteed ser-       and forgotten. Indeed, putting out
                                                                                                                                                                  vice.                            the new BayanTel billboard ad is a
                                                                                                                                                                      As soon as the billboard     bold move on the part of the compa-

Masinloc plant
                                                                                                                                                                  appeared, the BayanTel           ny—as bold as its decision to offer
                                                                                                                                                                  billboard became a top           guaranteed satisfaction its cus-
                                                                                                                                                                  conversation topic of many       tomers, or their money back. (Dimpy
                                                                                                                                                                  who have seen it. Not only       Jazmines)

                                                                    Power Plant crowd gets an eyeful in AEI exhibit
CONTRARY to criticisms leveled by Economic Planning
Secretary Romulo Neri that the vested interests of First Gen
and Meralco caused the failure of the Masinloc privatization,
First Gen vice chairman and CEO Peter Garrucho categori-
cally stated that First Gen has absolutely no interest in bidding   OPTICAL illusion is defined as a type of illu-                                                                                  Mallers try to make out images
for the Masinloc power plant.                                       sion characterized by visually perceived images                                                                                 in the artworks (left); James
    First Gen has participated actively and in good faith in the    that are deceptive or misleading. But Asian Eye                                                                                 Lagman, O.D. does a
Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM)              Institute’s two-day, one-of-a-kind exhibit cum                                                                                  preliminary interview during
privatization process. First Gen also has invested millions in      lecture series at the Power Plant Mall in Rock-                                                                                 the free vision check and
preparing for bids and conducting due diligence in the interest     well was far from an illusion.                                                                                                  consultation (below)
of participating in the PSALM bidding processes. “Rather                Dubbed “The Art of Vision,” AEI treated
than criticizing First Gen, we should be credited for our role
                                                                    families, barkadas, singles, sweethearts, and
in helping PSALM’s bid processes succeed,” Garrucho said.
    In the case of Masinloc, were it not for the First Gen par-
                                                                    young and old to a weekend of fun, learning and
ticipation, the bid would have been a failure. The US$14M           free vision screening. Those who took part in
collected from the winning bidder of Masinloc represents the        the optical illusion challenge even had a chance
largest proceeds collected by government from all its power         to win free Lasik and cataract surgeries! The
privatization efforts in three years and this would not have        works of optical illusion artists were displayed
been possible without the legitimizing bid of First Gen.            at the event, prompting children and adults to
    Garrucho pointed out that First Gen bid below the reserve       line up to test their eyes and perceptual system
or minimum price of government and therefore it does not            for a chance to win a prize.
stand to gain from a failed bidding of Masinloc. As a bidder            Meanwhile, after having their vision                    Amadeo Veloso explained diabetic retinopathy
that did not meet the reserve price, First Gen is not automat-      screened, those experiencing eye problems lis-              and IOLs/cataract; and Dr. Edgar Leuenberger
ically in line to win the Masinloc plant at its bid price.          tened to the short lectures of AEI specialists. Dr.         enlightened visitors about glaucoma.
    In addition, First Gen believes that its bid price must allow   Harvey Uy discussed intraocular lens                            “The Art of Vision” was sponsored by Power
it to offer cost-competitive power to the end consumer. First       (IOLs)/cataract and age-related macular degen-              Plant Mall, Novartis Ophthalmics, Alcon Labora-
Gen’s bid price reflected the market risks associated with a        eration, Dr. Bobby Ang talked about Lasik, Dr.              tories and Citi Garden Hotel. (Frances Bumanlag)
merchant or non-contracted power plant.
    Garrucho added that First Gen believes that the way for-

                                                                      SkyCable gives away mobile phones, plasma TVs
ward for the industry is to uphold and implement the Epira law
that stipulates that utilities enter into Transition Supply Con-
tracts (TSC) with the National Power Corp. prior to being bid
out. In fact, under Epira, TSCs were meant to underpin the pri-
vatization of PSALM’s assets in order to encourage more bid-           SKYCABLE has been providing                  taries: four Discovery Channels       ternational channels. The HBO            phones (K310I). Subscribe to Gold
ders and maximize privatization proceeds. Implementing the             its loyal subscribers powerhouse             (Real Time, Travel and Living,        Pak, on the other hand, completes        or Platinum and stand a chance to
Epira law in line with its original intent will result in a vital      programming with SkyCable Sil-               Home Health and Science), two         your movie channel collection            win one of two plasma TVs!
balance being struck between maximizing the proceeds of pri-
                                                                       ver and Gold. It further revolution-         movie channels (MGM and Turn-         with HBO Hits, HBO Signature                 Joining the promo is simple. All
vatization and minimizing power costs to the end consumer.
    In fact, First Gen applauds the Php 3.60/kWh offer made
                                                                       izes cable TV entertainment with             er Classic Movies), and two kids      and HBO Family.                          qualified subscribers will be as-
by Secretary Rafael Lotilla to Meralco at the time of the TSC          SkyCable Platinum, special digital           channels (Playhouse Disney                The best thing about subscribing     signed an electronic raffle ticket.
negotiations since this would have resulted in the cheapest            packages that consist of more than           Channel and Boomerang). It also       to SkyCable is that you could enjoy      Platinum subscribers and those
electricity rates to the end consumer.                                 20 never-before-seen channels.               carries Fox News, Star Plus, Wine     all these amazing channels on your       who pay in advance will get more
    To dispel any and all further notions that First Gen remains           The Metro Pack offers the                TV, CNN Headline News, A1,            own plasma TV! Subscribe to Sky-         raffle tickets for more chances of
an interested party in Masinloc, First Gen categorically stated        most number of choices for enter-            Channel V, Fashion TV and CN-         Cable until August 31, 2006 and win      winning. So subscribe now! Call
that it has absolutely no intentions, now or in the future, to         tainment, news, and documen-                 BC, plus an excellent mix of in-      one of 200 Sony Ericsson mobile          631-0000. (Arlene Torres)
take part in the privatization of the Masinloc power plant.
  4    LOPEZLINK August 2006

PR CHALLENGE                                                                                  HR COUNCIL

            in podcast)
 What’s and aa wiki
 (or a blog                                                                                                        ‘06
                                                                                                 Gabi ng Parangalpictures
 By Jennifer Casipit                            teresting, he will keep checking it out, so
                                                long as you keep it updated, snazzy and
                                                                                              CONGRATULATIONS to the 2006 service awardees from                     The awarding ceremony was led by Lopez Group chairman
 JUST as I’ve begun to master the art of        easy to use. The more comments you            Lopez Inc., Eugenio Lopez Foundation Inc., First Philip-           Oscar M. Lopez at the Rockwell Tent on June 30, 2006. The
 emailing and surfing, here come other          get, the more “hits” you have, the more       pine Holdings Corporation and Benpres Holdings Corpora-            guests were Dulce, Liza Macuja-Elizalde and Ballet Manila and
 “social media” to complicate my life.          power you have to get advertisers.            tion!                                                              The Flintstones. (Jacqueline Sarte)
 Wikis? Blogs? Podcasts?                        Working wiki
     Good thing the Public Relations So-             A wiki is a type of website that can
 ciety of the Philippines organized a lec-      be corrected by anyone who is allowed
 ture on the topic as part of its profession-   access. In other words, a wiki is like an
 al development seminar series. “Wikis,         assembly line—you post an idea and let
 Blogs, Podcasts and All That Jazz” was         others add to or correct it as they see
 held in ABS-CBN’s ELJ Communica-               fit.
 tions Center on July 10, 2006.                      In audio communication, there’s
     There was a time when news stories         podcasting, which is basically creating
 were announced through tri-media and           your own radio show. All you need is a
 people listened and absorbed every-            story and the gear to record it, such as a
 thing. Now, they don’t just listen; they       portable disk player and recorder, a good
 talk back. As Meralco’s Ritzi Ronquillo        microphone, and headphones. You can
 pointed out, it is now the audience that       publish your audio file on the Internet
 controls the media, not the other way          using special software.
 around. The operative word is “interac-        Utilize their value
 tive.” There is nonstop development of              While these forms of technology are
 ideas because people can text, email or        relatively new, they are gaining popular-
 call from their cellphones.                    ity, and it would be in the PR person’s
 Keep it snazzy                                 best interest to utilize their value. Be-
     A blog allows you to reach not only        sides, in a couple of years, wikis, pod-
 your network but also practically any-         casts and blogs may become obsolete, so
 one who is surfing the Net. If a person        it’s best to keep ourselves open to
 stumbles upon your blog and finds it in-       changes in technology.

 Networking ba
 ang cocktail party?
 MAY mga taong mahilig sa cocktail par-         roon ng relationship sa prospects nila
 ties, yung mga tinatawag na “networkers.”      pero ang kabaligtaran ay kadalasan hindi
 Sila yung mga dumadalo sa party, tiniting-     nag-a-apply. At kung mapilit ka, mas la-
 nan isa-isa ang mga bisita at lumalapit sa     long hindi magiging maganda ang pag-
 mga ito sabay abot ng kanilang business        tanggap sa iyo. Tulad sa cocktail party,
 cards at mangalap ng leads na makakaan-        kailangan mo lang magustuhan ka ng            The ‘Gabi ng Parangal’ 2006 honorees (clockwise from top left): Twenty-year service awardee and Lopez Group chair Oscar
 gat sa kanila. Ang networkers ang isa sa       tao, hindi yung ma-overwhelm sila sa          M. Lopez (OML) with FPHC president & COO Elpidio Ibañez and vice chairman Augusto Almeda-Lopez; OML (center) with
 mga rason kung bakit tila may phobia ang       iyo.                                          Lopez Inc. awardees Anacleto Banaag Jr. (35 years), Diana Ybera (five years), Marson Gaguis and Marifi Hernandez (10
 ibang tao sa cocktail parties.                     “Plays well with others.” Isipin ang      years), and Evelyn Baluyut and Celina Victoria (20 years); FPHC’s 15-year awardees Ma. Natividad Laxamana, Raul Macatan-
     Minsan, may makikilala kang tao sa         iyong paboritong magasin. Ano ang             gay, Milagros Fadri, Nelson Torio and Antonio Galvez with OML and Ibañez; Guest performers Dulce and Lisa Macuja with
 ganitong mga pagtitipon na magiging            pinagkaiba ng editorial features at ng ad-    Ballet Manila; Benpres’s 10-year awardees Geraldine Sabayle, Lucy Torres, Emilia Constantino and Mario Bactol with Benpres
 katrabaho mo o di kaya’y magiging per-         vertising? Ang editorial features ay sin-     president & COO Angel S. Ong and OML; and 20-year awardees Leonides Garde and Nicolas Cruz of FPHC.
 sonal friend mo.                               ulat para sa mambabasa; layunin nilang

                                                                                              The Lopez Group’s IiP journey
     Kung matagal ka nang nagtatrabaho,         mag-inform, aliwin at pasayahin ang
 siguradong alam mo na ang etiquette na         mambabasa. Ano ang mangyayari kung
 makakatulong upang magkaroon ka ng             ang iyong ads ay naka-focus sa pag-
 ganitong klase ng relationship.                pasaya, pag-educate at aliwin ang mam-
     Ang “friendly sell.” Ano ang               babasa?
 kadalasang reaksiyon mo sa mga ads na              Pantayan ang level ng iyong               By Pinky Diokno                              19. The fifth company, First Electro Dy-     nies have achieved IiP recognition, with
 nakikita mo? Alam mong naka-pokus              prospects. Dapat may eye contact, kum-                                                     namics Corp. (Fedcor), is scheduled to       three Philippine firms, all branches of
 ang mga ito sa sarili nila. Maingay. In-       baga. Ipakita sa kanila na naiintindihan      FOUR of the five Lopez Group compa-          undergo assessment this August.              multinationals, now IiP-certified.
 aasahan mo ring sasabihin nila sa iyo          mo sila at alam mo ang pinagdadaanan          nies that were chosen to be recipients of        As of this writing, initial feedback         According to the internal advisers who
 ang gusto nilang marinig mo, imbes na          nila. Bigyan sila ng bagay na mapapak-        an Investors in People (IiP) grant are now   from the assessors indicates that FPIC       helped the companies prepare for assessment,
 yung mga bagay na interesante sa iyo.          inabangan nila. Huwag sumigaw (sa             waiting for official confirmation of         and Philec are certain to get certifica-     employees are more aware of their role in
 Karamihan sa mga ads ay parang bisita          print, ang paggamit ng exclamation            recognition from the IiP Quality Center.     tion.                                        achieving their firm’s corporate objectives,
 sa cocktail party na may masamang              point ay parang pagsigaw na rin). I-con-         Asian Eye Institute was first to be as-       The IiP grant, which translates to at    while managers have a clearer understanding
 ugali. Hindi sila papasa sa cocktail-party     sider ang kanilang needs, wants at de-        sessed on July 10 and 11, followed by        least P500,000 per grantee, was extended     of what they need to do to lead their people.
 test.                                          sires, at ang context kung paano sila ma-     First Philippine Industrial Corp. (FPIC)     by the United Kingdom-based Investors            It is expected that as the five companies
     Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit karami-        e-expose sa iyong ad. Gawing reward           on July 12 and 13, Philippine Electric       in People to 10 Philippine small and         embrace the IiP standard as a way of life, they
 han sa ads ay masasabing nag-a-under-          and iyong ad, hindi parusa, at tingnan        Corp. (Philec) on July 17 and 18, and        medium enterprises (SMEs) through the        will reap the benefits that other IiP-certified
 perform. Gusto ng advertisers na magka-        mo kung ano’ng mangyayari.                    Meralco Management and Leadership            Personnel Management Association of          companies have experienced and that is, pri-
                                                                                              Development Center (MMLDC) on July           the Philippines. To date, 50,000 compa-      marily, raising their bottom line.

                             Lopez Group                               Management turnaround expert Dr.
                                                                       David Spong will be in Manila to
                                                                                                             two sectors, during a Baldridge con-
                                                                                                             ference in the United States and in-
                                                                                                                                                     teams and projects, and the Oscar
                                                                                                                                                     M. Lopez Award for companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                             vanced airlifter on time and within
                                                                                                                                                                                             budget, and to…win the Baldridge

                             hosts 2-time
                                                                       hold interactive sessions with key    vited him to come to Manila.                OML said the Lopez Group can        Award in 1988.”
                                                                       executives of the Lopez Group on          OML, an advocate of perfor-         learn from Dr. Spong’s experience           Dr. Spong holdss a master’s degree
                                                                       August 1-3, 2006.                     mance excellence, has been encour-      in Boeing. He noted that the UK na-     in engineering and a doctorate of sci-

                             Baldridge                                    Lopez Group chair Oscar M.
                                                                       Lopez (OML) met Dr. Spong, the
                                                                                                             aging Lopez companies to adopt the
                                                                                                             Baldridge framework. To this end,
                                                                                                                                                     tive “turned Boeing from an organi-
                                                                                                                                                     zation beset with technical prob-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ence in engineering. He chaired the
                                                                                                                                                                                             board of overseers of the Baldridge

                             winner Spong
                                                                       only two-time winner of the           he established annual performance       lems, cost overruns and late deliver-   Award, and is a member of the board of
                                                                       Baldridge National Quality Award      awards systems, the Lopez               ies into a much-improved company        directors of the Baldridge Foundation.
Dr. David Spong
                                                                       for two different organizations in    Achievement Award to reward             able to deliver the world’s most ad-    (Rene Mayol)
                                                                                                                                                                              LOPEZLINK August 2006              5

 Couch Potato                                                  ANC teams up with journ giants
    Treats                                                     to become ‘hub of RP news’
                                                               IMAGINE a synergy of break-              ing partnership will make ANC        rivals Chiz Escudero and Mike
‘Aalog-alog’: Saturdays, after                                 ing news replete with view-
                                                               points of newsmakers, expert
                                                                                                        “the ‘hub’ of Philippine news.”
                                                                                                           Combining the expertise, re-
                                                                                                                                             Defensor head-butt in “Square
                                                                                                                                             Off”; Manolo Quezon makes is-
‘XXX’                                                          analysts and commentators cut-           source persons and journalists       sues more accessible using
                                                               ting across all sectors. This is         of giant names in print journal-     blogs, the Internet and text mes-
     Follow John Prats,                                        what ANC delivers with its re-           ism and ABS-CBN, everything          saging on “The Explainer”; and
Jayson Gainza and                                              launching on July 10, 2006.              about the ever-changing state of     “Probe” head Cheche Lazaro
Zanjoe Marudo’s hi-                                               The only 24-hour news chan-           things in the Philippines will       goes onboard via “Media Fo-
l a r i o u s m i s a d ve n-                                  nel in the Philippines, ANC              converge on ANC, supplement-         cus,” where she brings her gold-
tures in Japan in ABS-                                         joined forces with Business              ed with analysis, interviews,        mine of insights to analyze
CBN’s newest sitcom,                                           Mirror, BusinessWorld, Philip-           and world news.                      Philippine media’s landscape.            Now on its 10th year, the
“Aalog-alog.”                                                  pine Star and Newsbreak, with               A power lineup of new an-            They join ANC’s existing          newly fortified ANC will, in-
     Witness how these cute boys try everything just           other partnerships being forged.         chors and programs work side         multi-awarded roster of journal-     deed, deliver an in-depth look at
to lead better lives. But what if their respective fates       According to Maria Ressa, head           by side this latest breakthrough.    ists, among them Dong Puno,          our increasingly borderless
do not allow them to enjoy life’s treasures yet? Will          of ABS-CBN’s News and Cur-               On “K,” Korina Sanchez goes          Ces Oreña Drilon and Ricky           world and the Philippines’s place
they give up or will they keep on trying?                      rent Affairs Group, this pioneer-        behind the headlines; political      Carandang.                           in it. (Amy Mosura)
     “Pinoy Big Brother” Big Winner Keanna Reeves

                                                                                                  ‘Pacman’ bucks shaky
joins the “Aalog-alog” cast as the owner of the place-
ment agency that sent John, Jayson and Zanjoe to
Japan. “PBB” teens Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson
provide the show’s kilig moments, while Ya Chang

                                                                                                  start to keep WBC belt
plays a Japanese diplomat.
     Watch “Aalog-alog” on ABS-CBN Channel 2 every
Saturday, after “XXX.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Thursdays, 9                                                                              MANNY “Pacman” Pac-             powerful right jabs in Round 3.       ny was able to make Larios go
p.m. on Studio 23                                                                                           quiao once again had his
                                                                                                            kababayan up on their
                                                                                                                                            But he quickly recovered, which
                                                                                                                                            resulted in a bloody cut on Lar-
                                                                                                                                                                                  down on his knees in the 7th and
                                                                                                                                                                                  12th rounds.
                                                “ G r e y ’s                                                feet as he retained his         ios’s left eye. By the fourth            Larios was a gentleman and
                                             Anatomy ”                                                       World Boxing Council           round, Manny not only returned        thanked not only Pacquiao but
                                             centers on                                                      international super feath-     his opponent’s punches but con-       also the Filipinos for giving him
                                             the fictional                                                  erweight belt at the            nected more on his target. His        a chance to fight. Manny in turn
                                             S eattle                                                      Araneta Coliseum on July         trademark left hand was tough on      thanked the Filipinos all over the
                                             Grace Hos-                                                  2. Fighting mano a mano,           Larios but everyone was sur-          world for their prayers and sup-
                                             pital and a                                              Pacman defeated Mexico’s box-         prised that his right hand also de-   port. Even President Gloria
                                             group of                                              ing bet Oscar “Chololo” Larios by        livered hard punches. Though he       Macapagal Arroyo praised the
                                             ambitious                                             way of a unanimous decision, the         had told the press that he’d have     People’s Champ, saying that she
                                             surgical in-                                          judges scoring 117-110, 118-108          the Mexican by the sixth round,       hoped Pacman’s victory would
                                             terns fight-                                          and 120-106 in favor of Pacquiao.        Larios proved to be a tougher         serve as an inspiration for the
                                             ing their                                                It was a scary start for Pac-         contender than Erik Morales and       Filipinos to strive harder for their
                                             w      a      y                                        man as he had a taste of Larios’s       they finished all 12 rounds. Man-     dreams.
                                             through one
                                             of America’s
                                             m o s t c o m-

                                                                7 cited as ‘images of hope’ in Gawad Geny Lopez Jr.
                                             petitive resi-
                                             denc y pro-
The cast of Studio 23’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’     Grey (Ellen         SEVEN Gawad Geny Lopez                  Bayaning Pilipino Awards             people.                             half. But there’s never a dearth
(l-r): Isaiah Washington, Chandra Wilson,    Pompeo)             J r. B a y a n i n g P i l i p i n o    recognize ordinary Filipinos            The screening process, in-       of unsung heroes year after
Sandra Oh, James Pickens Jr., Katharine
Heigl, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers,
                                             wants to            awardees—Dr. Felipe Tolenti-            who, in spite of their difficul-     cluding the initial promotions      year. In 2000, its name was
T.R. Knight and Patrick Dempsey.             succeed in          no, Juanita Arguel, Aisah               ties, emerged as exemplary           up to the post-production,          aptly bylined as the Gawad
                                             the hospital        Minukon, Allan Sarte, the               images of hope for so many           could take at least a year and a    Geny Lopez Jr. after Eugenio
and the city where her mother became a legend in                 Doroteo family, Eutequia                                                                                         “Geny” Lopez Jr., who had
surgical circles; there’s ultra-competitive Christina            Caber and Soledad Katy—got                                                                                       passed away then but whose
Yang (Academy Award nominee Sandra Oh); former                   their much-deserved moment                                                                                       legacy of simplicity and hero-
model Izzie Stevens (Katharine Heigl); George O’Mal-             in the spotlight, highlighting                                                                                   ism still lives on in the hearts
ley (T.R. Knight), who has a major thing for Meredith;           how the Filipino’s resilience,                                                                                   of many people.
and arrogant Alex Karev (Justin Chambers). Directly              creativity and moving self-                                                                                         The Gawad Geny Lopez Jr.
in charge of the interns is Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chan-            lessness can change a nation.                                                                                    Bayaning Pilipino Award con-
dra Wilson), nicknamed “The Nazi.” There’s Dr. Derek                ABS-CBN heads Gabby                                                                                           tinues to search nationwide
“Dr. McDreamy” Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), a su-                 Lopez, Charo Santos-Concio,                                                                                      for these noble ones under the
perstar surgeon and recent Seattle Grace acquisi-                Cory Vidanes and Ugat Foun-                                                                                      following categories: Individ-
tion; he is also Dr. Bailey’s boss. Dr. Preston Burke            dation’s Fr. Nilo Tanalega                                                                                       ual, Family, Teacher, Institu-
(Isaiah Washington) is Seattle Grace’s surgical star             handed out the awards against                                                                                    tion and Youth. It also reaches
before Dr. Shepherd came to town.                                the star-studded backdrop pro-                                                                                   out to individuals in other pars
    The real appeal of “Grey’s,” say its ever-growing cir-       vided by Sharon Cuneta, Bitu-                                                                                    of the globe, such as the Mid-
cle of fans, lies in the connections between the char-           in Escalante, Rivermaya,                                                                                         dle East, Asia-Pacific and the
acters, as the show balances medical stories with                Bianca Gonzalez and other                                                                                        United States. And the pro-
soap opera touches. Breeding serious drama, bubbly               ABS-CBN stars.                                                                                                   ject, proven by this year’s
camaraderie and female empowerment has become                       Launched in 1995, the                                                                                         awardees, has not failed. (Rio
the golden ticket for “Grey’s” and show creator Shon-                                                    ABS-CBN stars paid tribute to the 2006 Gawad Geny Lopez Jr.
                                                                 G a w a d G e n y L o p e z J r.        Bayaning Pilipino awardees (above)                                       Jorolan)
da Rimes, previously best known for writing the Brit-
ney Spears movie “Crossroads.” (A. Mosura)
  6    LOPEZLINK August 2006

   From the                                     A MAGICAL LOPEZ...
                                                from page 1

    archives                                    tion—then worth an estimated P2 mil-
                                                lion—to the public.
                                                    In 1986, the museum was moved
                                                from its three-sided, four-story home
                                                designed by National Artist for Archi-
                                                tecture Juan Nakpil to protect the col-
                                                lection from the combined harmful ef-
                                                fects of Manila Bay’s salty air and the
                                                frequent flooding in the area.
                                                    Today, in its present home at the
                                                ground floor of the Benpres Building in
                                                Ortigas, the Lopez Museum is the
                                                repository for some 19,000 Filipiniana
Feb. 13, 1960                                   titles, almost 600 works by Filipino
Don Eugenio Lopez Sr. founded the Lopez         masters and national artists, antique
Memorial Museum in honor of his parents,        cartographic maps, memorabilia of na-
Benito Lopez and Presentacion Hofileña          tional hero Jose Rizal, artifacts from the
                                                Calatagan burial sites, and in-house
P2 million                                      scholarly publications. The Eugenio
In 1960, the estimated worth of Don Eñ-         Lopez Foundation was established in
ing’s personal collection of rare Filipiniana
books, manuscripts, maps, archeological ar-
                                                1968 to support the museum—current-
tifacts and fine arts that became accessible    ly headed by Mercedes Lopez Vargas as
to scholars and students through the mu-        director—and ensure that it, as well as
                                                                                             The entrance to the library; Talvie Darnayla, Gerry Marquez and Rod Enano at work in the conservation lab; Marquez works on a co
seum                                            the founder’s other causes and philan-       Memorial Museum staff: Ricky Francisco, Fanny San Pedro, Joy Victoria, Eileen Ramirez, Mary Ann Pernia, Ma. Fe Marpa, muse
                                                thropic projects, would continue to
539                                             serve the general public.                    fielded phone calls and entertained                 to be an actual early 20th century edi-              While other private
Estimated number of artworks housed in              According to its vision-mission                                                              tion of the magazine.                             have facilities to retard a
                                                                                             queries from visitors. Here, longtime
the museum’s art galleries, including works
                                                statement, the museum “endeavors to          employee Fanny San Pedro explains                      He explains the restoration process:           Museum prides itself o
by 19th century Filipino masters Juan Luna
and Felix Resurrection Hidalgo, and 20th        create stimulating learning encounters       t h a t t h e m u s e u m ’s f o u r d e p a r t-   “After deacidifying the pages, it is              measures in exerting all
century National Artists such as Fernando       with aspects of Philippine material and      ments—Administration, Library, Col-                 strengthened with tissue paper para               serve its collection with
Amorsolo, Botong Francisco, Vicente Man-        nonmaterial heritage by opening up its       lection Management and Visual                       maging flexible ulit, tapos mina-                 conditioning, dehumidf
ansala, HR Ocampo, Cesar Legaspi and Ar-        collections both to visitors and muse-       Art—work together to ensure that this               mount namin para hindi na kailangan               toring of light and temp
turo Luz                                        um staff. By continually enriching its       researchers’ and writers’ favorite meets            hawakan diretso, pero puwede tignan               tions twice a day. Recen
90                                              holdings and enabling its staff comple-      its quality objectives. Attendance has              pa rin. We have a program for Harp-               dedicated conservation
                                                ment, the museum hopes to instill            been rising steadily for the past years             er’s Weekly, tapos we restore a mini-             lab. The Roberto M. Lo
The museum’s Rizaliana in the form of let-
ters written by Jose Rizal to his mother and
                                                among its stakeholders a sharp sense         —not bad for a museum that has to                   mum of two books a year—approxi-                  tion Laboratory is name
sisters. Other Rizal memorabilia include the    of inquiry, and personal and collective      compete against a slew of malls.                    mately—yung maninipis muna be-                    ing’s late youngest son,
national hero’s billfold and brushes, his       stewardship that leads to engaged re-            After making a quick round of the               cause it’s a very delicate and tedious            “enabled the purchase of
flute, note cards and personal papers from      sponses to past and present Philippine       current exhibits, we go into the library            process.” One page of a 200-page ma-              oratory equipment…th
Dapitan, Hong Kong and Europe                   social contexts.”                            where a small group of women was                    terial could require three to four weeks          museum to facilitate mor
19,000                                              When LopezLink drops by the mu-          concentrating on a pile of old newspa-              to preserve.                                      entific conservation anal
                                                seum one Friday, consultants Ricky           pers, part of the museum’s ongoing                     The original copies are stored but, if            The lab, which was s
Number of Filipiniana titles, which include
rare Philippine imprints dating from the
                                                Francisco and Mary Ann Pernia are on         conservation-restoration projects which             absolutely necessary, are available for           to conserve and resto
early 17th century, the oldest being a          hand to give a special tour and impart       involves digitizing and archiving.                  study “as an artifact.” To this end, the          Memorial Museum ar
unique copy of the Beramin-Lopez “Doctri-       interesting tidbits about the workings           According to Francisco, the muse-               museum has signed a memorandum of                 archival collections,
na” in Ilocano (Manila, 1620). There are also   of the institution. A quick check of the     um started microfilming its library as              agreement with ABS-CBN to store                   chemist-professor Mai
works by printers Tomas Pinpin, Nicolas         guest book in the lobby told of visits       early as 1998 to allow researchers to               their master copies in the latter’s film          four full-time staff with
Cruz Bagay, Laureano Atlas and Juan Cor-        from students from all over Metro                                                                archives, whose 8 degrees Celsius-                area of specialization—
                                                                                             access data without handling the books
rea. The earliest book in the library is the
                                                Manila (a University Belt student sur-       themselves. The complete process in-                temperature assures that the trove will           conservation of the pai
third edition (Rome, 1524) of “De Moluccis
Insulis” by Maximilianus Transylvanus,          named Manansala exulted: “Nandito            cludes digitization, conservation-                  last for more than 400 years.                     pers or photos, docume
which has the first printed account of Mag-     lolo ko!” [My grandfather is here!] and      restoration, then microfilming. Fran-                  By 2010, with the microfilming pro-            ing or microfilming—
ellan’s voyage to the Philippines               Luzon, as well as a smattering of for-       cisco approaches a stand holding a                  cess finished, the library material will          consultant and an artist
                                                eign tourists and balikbayan.                copy of 1903’s Harper ’s Weekly,                    hopefully be “accessible to the world”               For now, the museum
1998                                                The silence proved misleading as the     which is so immaculate one could be                 through the Internet, even as re-                 efforts and resources
As its contribution to the commemoration        museum was actually a beehive of ac-         misled into thinking it was published               searchers can come to the library and             tion—preventive cons
of the Philippine centennial, the Eugenio       tivity. Off the lobby was a small room
Lopez Foundation published “Hidalgo and
                                                                                             last week or is a product of computer               pay a fee to have the material they               using Mylar and low ul
the Generation of 1872” by Alfredo Roces.
                                                where the consultants and museum staff       wizardry. Closer inspection reveals it              need downloaded on a CD.                          ing to protect books an
Through the years the museum has pub-

                                                                Meet the
lished Filipiniana material intended for
scholars and the general public, among                                                                                             Prof. Maita Reyes                              artists, prints, stamps and rare books. In
                                                                                                                                                         Chemist Conservator      addition to her duties at the museum, Prof.

them “The Philippine Insurrection Against
the US” edited by Renato Constantino,                                                                                                                    for Museum, Library      Reyes teaches a course on conservation
“Juan Luna: The Filipino as Painter” by San-                                                                                                             and Archival Objects     and restoration at the University of Santo
                                                                                                                                                             Prof. Reyes, a       Tomas Graduate School, gives lectures and
tiago A. Pilar and “Fernando Zobel” by Rod.
                                                                                                                                                         practicing chemist       speeches before such institutions as the
                                                                                                                                                         conservator who spe-     National Museum, the National Commis-
2,524                                                                                                                                                    cializes in the con-
                                                                                                                                                         servation of paper,
                                                                                                                                                                                  sion for Culture and the Arts, the Philip-
                                                                                                                                                                                  pine Library Association, and the Society
Number of museum visitors in 2005                  Helping keep the Lopez Memorial Museum a dy-                                                          paintings, stone ob-     of Filipino Archivists; does photography;
                                                                                                                                                         jects, and in environ-   and sculpts and paints.
                                                   namic and relevant institution that offers a
                                                   range of educational and cultural opportunities                                                       mental control in            She is also the founding president of
The Lopez Memorial Museum becomes the                                                                                                                    museums, has hun-        the Philippine Association for Scientific
                                                   is a team of four consultants with a wide range                                 dreds of conservation projects under her       Conservation of Cultural Property Inc.
first and only Philippine museum to be
                                                   of expertise.                                                                   belt, including works by foreign and local     (Pascon).
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                                                                             EXECUTIVE FEATURE
                                                                                By Carla Paras-Sison                  eration and to a wider audi-
                                                                                                                      ence,” she says.
                                                                                WHEN Cedie Vargas was ap-                The museum has been
                                                                                pointed to head the Lopez             changing its exhibits more of-
                                                                                Memorial Museum as director           ten in a bid to enhance learning
                                                                                in 2002, she felt overwhelmed         from its deep archival re-
                                                                                by the heavy responsibility of        sources and its varied art col-
                                                                                “stewarding such an impor-            lection. This in turn helps fulfill
                                                                                tant cultural legacy.”                the museum’s mission to pro-
                                                                                   The Lopez Museum is host           vide “scholarship and learning
                                                                                to 600 years of Philippine arts       in a wide range of educational
                                                                                and letters with its collection of    and cultural opportunities.”
                                                                                rare books, maps, manuscripts,        Maximizing talents
                                                                                15th century excavated ware,             Vargas spearheaded the
                                                                                extensive Rizaliana, and prob-        museum’s drive to obtain ISO
                                                                                ably the widest Filipiniana li-                                               Lopez Memorial Museum head Cedie Lopez Vargas with daughter Mariana
                                                                                                                      certification for museum and            and father Oscar M. Lopez
                                                                                brary under private profession-       library management in 2003.
                                                                                al management.                        She also used her administra-          changing world. A major                creative side, Vargas contin-
                                                                                More engaging, more in-               tive skills to provide focus for       strength of the library is how it      ues to head ABS-CBN Logis-
                                                                                teractive                             job assignments, encouraging           serves its clientele of scholars       tics, drawing largely on her
                                                                                   To d a y, Va rg a s i s m o r e    staff members to specialize            and researchers. This strength         analytical side, and also with
                                                                                comfortable with her role. “I         and continuously learn.                is something Vargas wants to           the HR Council that puts to
                                                                                feel a sense of fulfillment in           “Over the years, museum             build upon and capture                 the fore her people skills. Giv-
                                                                                the work that I do here. I be-        staff have developed technical         through the transfer of knowl-         en these multiple assignments,
 onservation project; a portion of the "Babble, Bauble" exhibit; the Lopez      lieve my personal contribu-           skills and accumulated knowl-          edge to other staffers in order        Vargas can very well claim to
 eum director Cedie Vargas and Mercy Servida                                    tion has been in trying to            edge especially in conservation        to provide continuity in the           fully using both hemispheres
                                                                                make learning in the museum           work. But their talents were           quality of service provided.           of her brain and in a certain
 e museums do           material), or restorative or curative,                  more engaging, more interac-          not maximized because they                The museum is currently             sense, having no unused neu-
 aging, the Lopez       where a book is taken out of its casing                 tive, and more appealing to a                                                building the Roberto M. Lopez          rons. Still, she has found
                                                                                                                      were doing so many things in
 on its stringent       and deacidified page by page; and dig-                  younger                               addition to what they actually         Conservation Laboratory, dedi-         much to be happy about with
  l efforts to pre-     itization to make the library collection                g e n-                                do best. By defining their work        cated to researching methods to        her foray into museum man-
h its 24-hour air       accessible to 21st century researchers.                                                       and allowing them to focus,            protect and conserve rare books        agement.
 fiers and moni-           The museum works with young                                                                several of the staff are now in-       and artwork. It is making a               Vargas encourages every-
  perature condi-       artists such as Datu Arellano and                                                             vited to lecture in other institu-     name in conservation work as           one to visit the museum and
  ntly, it set up a     Maria Taniguchi, who have donated                                                             tions,” Vargas says proudly.           other institutions and collectors      enjoy its offerings. “There is
  n and research        works that were inspired by Lopez                                                             Roberto M. Lopez Conser-               request museum assistance for          so much to learn from it and I
  opez Conserva-        Museum exhibits.                                                                              vation Laboratory                      such service. It is also in the        constantly discover that.
 ed for Don Eñ-            In collaboration with ABS-CBN                                                                 Library staffers have also          process of digitizing all              Some people think of muse-
   whose bequest        Media Asset Group, the museum is                                                              gone to conferences and con-           archival material to make them         ums as dusty places of static
  f important lab-      fusing visual art with film in the ongo-                                                        ventions to upgrade skills,          more accessible to scholars and        artifact. But that’s not true at
 hat enabled the        ing exhibit “Babble, Bauble: Tweaking                                                            benchmark best practices,           researchers, possibly even             all. It’s a place for learning,
  re thorough sci-      Femme.” Also, this is the first time                                                                and learn emerging tech-         bringing it online in the future.      for a deeper appreciation of
  lyses.”               that the library’s collection of rare 19th                                                              nologies that could          No unused neurons                      our rich cultural heritage. It’s
 set up primarily       century novenas have been out in the                                                                       help the museum              Aside from her work in the          something we can take pride
 ore the Lopez          exhibit “Impress.”                                                                                            adapt to a             museum that draws on her               in,” she says.
  rt, library and          “The museum is very well rounded,
   is headed by         the collection of the museum is one of
 ita Reyes, plus
h his or her own
 —whether it is
                        the best... For me it’s really the best in
                        the Philippines na open to the public,”
                        Francisco adds.                                                                                  Cedie Vargas
  intings and pa-          Vargas points out that the museum
  entation, fram-       is trying to reach out to a wider audi-
—and a chemist          ence. She says: “While the museum is
   consultant.          known to a lot of researchers and
m is focusing its       scholars, we want students to enjoy the
    on conserva-
 servation (e.g.,
  ltraviolet light-
nd other printed
                        Lopez Museum as a place of visual
                        stimulation and learning. Our goal is
                        ultimately for Filipinos to take pride in
                        our rich cultural legacy.”
                                                                                                      scholarly mission
  Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez                         research and networking for the museum,      Cris Reyes                                     Ricky Francisco                                 from doing the inventory of the Ayala Mu-
                        Curatorial Consultant    coordinates with the other consultants to                             Photo Archives                               Collections Manage-      seum collection to being a consultant to
                            Legaspi-Ramirez,     formulate exhibition frameworks for li-                               Consultant                                   ment                     the Lopez Memorial Museum. He has also
                        a granddaughter of       brary the gallery exhibitions, undertakes                                Reyes, an avid                               Francisco, who        been involved in other museum-related
                        artist Cesar Legaspi,    negotiations with lenders and artists, and                            student of Philip-                           holds an AB Social       projects, such as the Joseph Estrada Muse-
                        is currently working     lends technical assistance in refining the                            pine history and                             Science degree from      um, the San Pablo City Museum and the
                        toward M.A. in art       museum’s acquisition and collection poli-                             culture for decades                          Ateneo de Manila,        Coconut Industry Heritage Trail in Laguna
                        history from the Uni-    cies.                                                                 now, has been in-                            has worked in muse-      and Quezon.
                        versity of the Philip-                                                                         volved in various                            um documentation             Francisco dreams of being instrumental
                        pines-Diliman, where                                                                           book and exhibit                             and collections man-     in the creation of standards in museum
                        she also earned a                                                                              projects as re-                              agement for a total of   documentation for museums in Manila
                        bachelor’s degree in                                                                           searcher. She de-                            five years. His expe-    and, on his own, has been working with
                        communication in                                                      scribes herself as currently “pursuing a ca-   rience in training, preventive and restora-     museum workers and private collectors to
  1990. In addition to her visual design re-                                                  reer in archival work with a passion.”         tive conservation, and exhibition layout        make this a reality.
  sponsibilities, she conducts field surveys,                                                                                                and curation allowed him to work his way
 8    LOPEZLINK August 2006

                                                                                             LOPEZ family and executives came in              or Jerry Treñas in Villa Regatta, the         family planning and feeding programs.
                                                                                             full force to remember pioneering                group visited some churches outside of        Members of the family and Lopez
                                                                                             kababayan Eugenio “Eñing” H. Lopez               the city—the Unesco world heritage site       Group executives joined the program
                                                                                             Sr.’s 105th birth anniversary.                   Miag-ao Church, Tigbauan Church and           beneficiaries for lunch.
                                                                                                 The Lopez family celebrated the late         the gothic St. Anne.                              At 4 p.m., Catholic Bishops Confer-
                                                                                             patriarch’s 105th birth anniversary by               Dinner was at the colonial home of        ence of the Philippines (CBCP) president
                                                                                             returning to their roots in Jaro, Iloilo         Rep. Albertito and Gov. Emily Lopez in        and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo
                                                                                             where they hope to continue his legacy           La Paz district. The Lopez executives         officiated a mass for the Lopez family at
                                                                                             of sharing and caring.                           arrived in the evening with their spouses     the Jaro Cathedral fronting the plaza. The
                                                                                                 As a patriotic businessman, Don Eñ-          and enjoyed a seafood dinner in Break-        fourth generation was present.
                                                                                             ing entered during his era broad new ar-         through restaurant.                               The commemorative dinner was
Eugenio Lopez III feeds                                                                      eas in Philippine business that he                   The next day, the Lopez family            held at the Grand Iloilo Hotel. The third
                          the kids
                                                                                             deemed would aid national develop-               heads—OML, Manuel M. Lopez                    generation members of the Lopez fam-
                                                                                             ment, such as air transport, broadcasting        (MML) and EL3—were assigned to give           ily led the dinner program, headed by
                                            The Lopez family heads and Connie Lopez with     and newspaper publication. He orga-              remarks at one program site each. At the      Ernie Lopez for Eugenio Lopez Jr.,
                                            Mayor Jerry Trenas and Iloilo teachers           nized the purchase of Meralco from               Eugenio Lopez Sr.-GK Village in Baran-        Carey Lopez for OML and Mark Lopez
                                                                                             American General Public Utilities by an          gay Buntatala, MML gave a heartwarm-          for MML. OML, who is also the histo-
                                                                                             all-Filipino company now known as                ing speech where he recalled, chiefly,        rian of the Lopez family, gave remarks
                                                                                             First Philippine Holdings Corporation,           Don Eñing’s achievements in Meralco.          recalling Don Eñing’s legacy as an en-
                                                                                             in what was the biggest leveraged buy-               “My dad knew the art of leadership.       trepreneur and philanthropist.
                                                                                             out of the time and unprecedented in the         In fact, the veterans of the Golden Age           “My father’s career in business is
                                                                                             history of Philippine business.                  say that, in those years, ‘Don Eugenio        well known. But my father was more
                                                                                                 Don Eñing chose to reinvest all the          was Meralco and Meralco was Don Eu-           than just a businessman; he was pre-
                                                                                             fruits of his business success in the            genio.’ They saw no separation between        pared to stake the whole family fortune
                                                                                             Philippines, sharing the risks and profits       the two; his values became the compa-         on something he believed in. In January
                                                                                             of business by listing his companies             ny’s values. In 1962, he arrived in Mer-      1971, he dared to be openly critical of
MML, daughter Maita and grandkids                                                            publicly and engaging in corporate so-           alco as an outsider, a non-engineer in a      the future dictator whose appetite for
Miguelito, Bettina and Isabella                                                              cial responsibility (CSR) projects that          company of engineers, a Filipino enter-       power and wealth had begun to recog-
                                            The daughters                                    had a direct and sustainable impact on           ing where Americans had once ruled.           nize no limits. From the very beginning,
                                                            of Oscar M. Lo
                                            (l-r):Angela G                 pe                beneficiaries. His children, led by Lopez        Undaunted, he proceeded to remake the         there was always that element of the
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                                                                                                                                  Don Eugenio Lopez’s 105th
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                                                                  SGV founder
                                                                                         Lopezes go back home
                                             Ms Connie Lopez with                                                                             company in his image. He succeeded so         crusading journalist in my father, as
                                             Washington SyCip                                Group chairman Oscar M. Lopez                    well that Meralco is still known today as     there was in his father before him…. To
                                                                                             (OML), have instituted CSR as a perma-           ‘Don Eugenio’s company,’” MML said.           the very end, my father refused to make
                                                                                             nent commitment of companies associ-                 At 9:30 a.m., the group headed to the     peace with the Marcos dictatorship and
                                                                                             ated with the Group.                             educational TV site in Tacas Elementary       he lived out the rest of his life in self-
                                                                                                 The Lopez family turned over four            School, where EL3 reminisced about his        imposed exile in San Francisco, Califor-
                                                                                             CSR projects to Jaro residents, including        namesake: “His love for the common            nia, where he died in July 1975.”
                                                                                             50 homes built in cooperation with               man, particularly for the working class,          According to OML, Don Eñing left
                                                                                             Gawad Kalinga, and educational materi-           was perhaps best reflected in his saying      his family with a rich legacy of family
                                                                                             als and facilities to bring technology to        ‘We sincerely believe that a greater pro-     unity, a strong work ethic and an equally
                                                                                             Iloilo schools and facilitate learning in the    portion of the earnings accrued from busi-    strong spirit of enterprise.
                                                             Gov. Emily Lopez with           age of electronic media and television.          ness should be returned to the people,            “This is the legacy that enabled us to
                                                             son Tito                            At the same time, the visit was an           whether this be in the form of foundations,   rise in 1986 from the ashes of martial
                                                                                             opportunity for some of the 21 members           grants, scholarships, hospitals and any       law like a Phoenix to become, 15 years
                                                                                             of the third generation Lopezes to “take         other form of social welfare benefits.’       later, one of the biggest conglomerate
                                                                                             more of the load” from their elders in               “To pay tribute to the patriarch’s sup-   groups in the country once more. To me
                                                                                             the second generation. As Eugenio                port to education is to provide education-    the most memorable and the most im-
                                                                                             Lopez III (EL3) put it, “After all, most         al television to all public schools through   portant thing about my father were his
                                                                                             of us in the third generation are already        Knowledge Channel and ABS-CBN e-              values. It is his values that we strive to
                                                                                             in our 40s and 50s and it is about time          Media program,” EL3 said. “Fifteen ele-       live up to all the time. It is his values
                                                                                             that we are seen at the forefront … up-          mentary schools and three high schools in     that bring us here tonight.”
                                                                                             holding the legacy left by our most em-          Jaro will receive Knowledge Channel, e-           On their last day in Iloilo, OML and
                                                             Chito and Marielle              inent grandfather, Don Eugenio.”                 Media and will be receiving teacher train-    his family and members of the media
 OML and wife Connie with members of the media at                                                On Day 1 of the Lopezes’ homecom-            ing and principal orientations. This is the   crossed the strait to Guimaras Island for
 the Boathouse                                               Francisco
                                                                                             ing, invited members of the media were           reason we’re here today. To celebrate that    lunch at El Retiro, a beach resort owned
                                                                                             given a tour of the Lopez ancestral home         Jaro and the schoolchildren will now be       by Lopez relative Lourdes Jison. Before
                                                                                             Nelly Garden and Casa Mariquit, the an-          better equipped to face their future and      lunch, they visited Roca Encantada, the
                                                                                             cestral home of Mariquit Javellana, wife         create better lives for themselves.”          home built by OML’s grandmother, Pre-
                                                                                             of Vice President Fernando Lopez. After              At 11:30, at the Jaro Gym, OML de-        sentacion Hofileña Lopez, in 1902 after
                                                                                             a hearty lunch hosted by Iloilo City may-        livered remarks to joint projects—the         the death of her husband Benito.

                                     Art and Vicky de Guia
Angel and Mita
                                                                   Tong and Nancy Padilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PHOTOS: MANDY NAVASERO

                                                                                                              ration’s Danie
                                                                                               The fourth gene Puno with
                                Danny Gozo and wife                                            Layug and Rocc
                                                               First Gen’s                                   gdameo
                                Webbie with Paulo                                 Margot       Archbishop La                   The kids      take part in the
                                                                                                                                                                             A Lopez Family picture, including the third and
                i de Jesus                                     Peter                                                                                                         fourth generations
   Ping and Mim                 Alcarazen and Doreen Yu                           Fragante                                                                      offertory
                                                                                                                                                                                     LOPEZLINK August 2006              9

                                                                                                                                                                                                   CSR ACTIVITIES

                                                                                       Rina receives Ateneo
                                                                                       Public Service Award
                                                                                       KNOWLEDGE Channel Foundation executive director
                                                                                       Rina Lopez-Bautista received the Parangal Lingkod
                                                                                       Sambayanan from the Ateneo de Manila in recognition of
                                                                                       the cable-and-satellite education television (ETV) initia-
                                                                                       tives of the Knowledge Channel, in rites at the Rev. Henry
                                                                                       Lee Irwin S. J. Theater on July 25, 2006.
                                                                                           Ateneo president Fr. Bienvenido Nebres lauded
AFI turns over ETV packages to Caloocan                                                Lopez-Bautista, one of eight awardees that afternoon, for
                                                                                       “providing programs nationwide, including and especial-
schools The city government of Caloocan, in coordination with ABS-                     ly in far-flung areas of Mindanao, by way of media and
CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) and the Department of Education (DepEd) held an              technology and through sheer political will, managed to
educational television infrastructure turnover ceremony at the Gregoria de Je-         move resources toward the attainment of (the) goal to
sus Elementary School in Caloocan City on July 14, 2006. All of the city’s 60          provide education to children who have no access to Rina Lopez-Bautista after                    Rudy Bautista and daughter
public schools received an ETV package—a 21” colored TV, DVD player and                schools in their areas.”                                      delivering her acceptance speech Margarita
108 volumes of ETV shows in DVD format. Enthusiasm was seen on the teach-              Exemplary strategy
ers’ faces as they received the instructional materials. With ETV, teaching and            According to Nebres, Lopez-Bautista’s strategy of in-
learning would be fun and easy for the teachers and students. Photo shows AFI          stalling television sets at barangay centers for cable and
managing director Gina Lopez (2nd from right) and E-Media program director             satellite ETV has reached 2.67 million students in 1,528
Zen Dimalanta with Dr. Nympha Narcise of Jose Rizal Elementary School and
                                                                                       public schools in 40 provinces including Tawi-Tawi is ex-
Mayor Enrico Echiverri during the symbolic turnover of the ETV packages.
                                                                                       emplary and admirable. “What is most impressive in your
                                                                                       advocacy is your sincerity that is almost palpable, and
                                                                                       your work a deliberate choice,” he said in a letter to
                                                                                           In her acceptance speech, Lopez-Bautista acknowl-
                                                                                       edged that the recognition for her work with the Knowl-
                                                                                       edge Channel Foundation “is a testament that social con-
                                                                                       science is very much alive in our country.”
                                                                                       Filled with excitement
                                                                                           The education advocate shared the award with her                                              National Bookstore’s Socorro
                                                                                                                                                     Director Laurice Guillen            Ramos
                                                                                       family and the Lopez Group of companies, which she said
                                                                                       provided the infrastructure and other resources needed to
                                                                                       deliver quality programs, even as she recalled her team’s
                                                                                       close calls as they worked to bring Knowledge Channel to
                                                                                       schools around the country.
                                                                                           “These islands are not just remote but also filled with
                                                                                       excitement, sometimes too much excitement. Our TEAM-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PHOTOS: MANDY NAVASERO
                                                                                       Mindanao project staff has stared death in the face many
 Phase II of 1st Lopez-MNTC-GK Village                                                 times to deliver the Knowledge Channel infrastructure to
                                                                                       the schools. Instances like the Janjalani manhunt, violence
 “One good thing deserves another.” This was how Lopez Group chairman
 Oscar M. Lopez (OML) (2nd from right) summarized Phase II of the 1st                  erupting in coffee shops, and threats from local officials to
 Lopez-MNTC-GK Village in Marilao, Bulacan, after committing to build                  install our channel in their barangay halls. Several days
 more houses in addition to the 50 units that Manila North Tollways Corp.              ago, our project director reported that they were literally
 built for the village residents. OML said that MNTC’s GK housing program              caught in a crossfire and had to crawl on their bellies to
                                                                                       avoid the bullets fired from high-powered guns,” Lopez-                                           Central CATV chief operating
 is meant to transform the community as it rekindles the beneficiaries’ hope                                                                         Director Marilou Diaz Abaya         officer Carlo Katigbak
 for the future. Photo shows OML and Gawad Kalinga executive director                  Bautista said.
 Antonio Meloto (3rd from right) after signing a memorandum of agreement               Partners
 for the additional houses, with MNTC president Jose de Jesus (right) and                  She also shared the award with the staff and crew of Channel will have more opportunities—for a better education,
 GK special projects head Jose Maria Montelibano. (Kit Ventura)                        Knowledge Channel Foundation, their partners at the Depart- a better livelihood, and a better life,” Lopez-Bautista said.
                                                                                       ment of Education, Parent Teachers and Community Associ-              The other awardees were Marilou Diaz-Abaya and Laurice Guillen

                                                                                       ations of partner-schools and private sector benefactors.          (Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi), Dr. Raymundo Punongbayan (Government
                                                                                           “Together, I know we have already achieved much. Yet we Service, posthumous), Dr. Teofilo Bangayan (Ozanam), Fr. Charlito
                                                                                       must persistently move forward as each additional child Colendres (Bukas Palad, posthumous), Dr. Conrado Dayrit (Lux-in-

Memorial Museum
                                                                                       whose life is touched and impacted through the Knowledge Domino), and Socorro Ramos (Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa).

Digital Photography for                   using digital camera to document her-
Architectural Heritage and                itage buildings, monuments, land-                                                                                        Lopez Group Foundation
                                          scapes and sites. He will discuss the                                                                                    sponsors CSR forum
                                          choice and use of cameras, tripods,                                                                                      The Lopez Group Foundation Inc. has signed up as a
August 12, 2006 (Sat.), 2 p.m.-4 p.m.     lenses and lights along with techniques                                                                                  strategic corporate partner of the 5th Asian Forum on
Fee: P50 (Museum Foundation mem-          to faithfully capture a building’s tech-                                                                                 Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), Asia’s largest
bers), P100 (Nonmembers)                  nical as well as aesthetic characteristics
                                                                                                                                                                   and most significant conference on corporate social re-
    The Lopez Memorial Museum, in         in various shooting conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                   sponsibility. The forum, organized by the Asian Institute
cooperation with the Museum Foun-             Alcazaren, the editor of BluPrint
dation of the Philippines, presents the   magazine and columnist for the                                                                                           of Management-Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Cor-
seventh installment in the lecture se-    Philippine Star, is an architect and                                                                                     porate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center), will be
ries “Stories about Preserving Cultural   landscape architect by training and                                                                                      held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in September. Photo
Heritage,” featuring architect Paolo      profession, as well as an advocate of                                                                                    shows Lopez Group chairman Oscar M. Lopez (left) and
Alcazaren on digital photography.         intelligent design and heritage conser-                                                                                  AIM Asian Center for Entrepreneurship associate dean
    Alcazaren’s lecture will focus on     vation. He has won recognition for his                                                                                   Francisco Roman Jr. sealing the partnership with a
the basics of architectural photograph    architectural works and his writing.                                                                                     handshake.
  10   LOPEZLINK August 2006


Lopez Group B-ballers prep
for August showdown
EIGHT teams took part in pre-tour-       pressive frontline—bulky but shifty     attack, a bright spot is veteran Her-
nament scrimmage games held at           power forwards Mark Soriano and         mes Miranda who has added a
the Lourdes Mandaluyong Gym              Noel Uriarte, and a center tandem       midrange game to his smooth
over four dates in preparation for       of the young and long Ace Lee and       three-point stroke.
the tournament proper in August.         crafty Rommel Bonifacio. Not bad           The Meralco coaching tandem
   The games were a chance for           too was its outside shooting with       of Manny Legaspi and Cesar
the teams from SkyCable, Meral-          Renato Quisom going 100% (2-2)          Dawana concentrated on situational
co, Tollways, ABS-CBN, Ben-              with his three-point shooting.          plays and substitutions, while Ben-
pres, First Gen, First Holdings and         Benpres played catch up the          pres’ Ric-Ric Marata mentored his
BayanTel to get used to the ama-         whole game and was able to trim         players on the nuances of the pres-
teur and house rules that will be        down the lead by unleashing a full-     sure and zone defenses as well as
used in the August tourney.              court press at the start of the third   motivating for extra effort.
   Meralco proved to be the more         and fourth quarters, where its ath-        Watch for more exciting court
cohesive team in the first game on       letic “bigs” bothered the Meralco       action as the Lopez Group basket-
July 21, displaying a disciplined        ball carriers. While the team still     ball tournament tips off this Au-            Start of the game. Both 6’3" in height, Panganiban and Lee jumping at center
half-court game anchored on its im-      has to develop a reliable offensive     gust!

                                                                                     Meralco still Corporate Classic champ
                                                                                     MERALCO retained its title in the              second straight year.                      and Dunlop Slazenger Group.
                                                                                     Sportshouse Dunlop Corporate Invi-                But the Philippine Star denied          Cuevas and Selga saved the day for
                                                                                     tational Badminton Cup at the Atri-            Meralco a twin kill by scoring a 3-1       Meralco by preventing a Star sweep
                                                                                     um Building of SM Megamall.                    win in the Corporate Masters divi-         of the best-of-five tie. The duo de-
                                                                                         Led by Alex Cuevas and Rey Sel-            sion of the weeklong tournament or-        feated Martin Araneta and William
                                                                                     ga, Meralco trumped Celestron 3-0 to           ganized by former Olympian Weena           Gabuelo, 24-21, 22-20 in the hardest-
                                                                                     win the Corporate Classic title for the        Lim and sponsored by Sportshouse           fought match of the day.

                                                                                                                                                       Meralco-UE Jrs hold
                                                                                                                                                       chess match
                                                                                                                                                       ON July 5, 2006, the Meralco Chess Club hosted the Uni-
                                                                                                                                                       versity of the East (UE) Juniors, who are preparing to de-
                                                                                                                                                       fend their UAAP chess title in the 2006 season. It is a seven-
                                                                                                                                                       board match played on the popular Rapid time-control of 30
                                                                                                                                                       minutes per player to finish the game. After almost an hour
                                                                                                                                                       of play, the young guns of UE, bannered by the younger
                                                                                                                                                       brothers of Grandmaster Nelson Mariano and National Mas-
                                                                                                                                                       ter Idel Datu, escaped with a narrow 4-3 victory over the
                                                                                                                                                       Magnificent Seven of Meralco. Scorers for Meralco were
                                                                                                                                                       Ruben Lagrimas Sr. (in photo) of Corporate Logistics in a
                                                                                                                                                       Pirc Defence, Rolly Sol Cruz of Customer Process Manage-
                                                                                                                                                       ment in an English Opening and Karl Clarito of Power Sys-
                                                                                                                                                       tem Protection in a French Defence. (R. Sol Cruz)

  By Norman Sison                             Ayon kay Kao, maaaring gawing        tion skills na kasama ng pakikinig           kailangan at mahahanap mo ito gaano
                                           puhunan ang oras, galing o talino at    at paggalang, matutong makipag-              man kagulo ang bagsak nito sa iyo.
  KARANIWANG pagkakaunawa sa               iba pang mga kakayahan upang            kapwa-tao. Sikaping maging mata-                Ikalima, meron ka dapat plan-
  salitang “entrepreneur” ay ang mga       umangat ang pamumuhay. Kailan-          pat at makatarungan. Huwag man-              ning skills. Isulat ang paraan na
  namumuhunan para sa kanilang             gan lamang palaguin ang tinatawag       lamang o manloko.                            gagawin upang makamit ang iyong
  hanapbuhay, tulad ng yumaong Eu-         na “entrepreneurial skills” upang           Ikatlo, mag-aral ng mga negoti-          mithiin. Kung magka-problema
  genio H. Lopez Sr. na founder ng         mapabilang sa iginagalang na mga        ation skills. Sa pagsasaayos ng mga          man, matutong mag-adjust. Maha-
  Lopez Group of companies. Gina-          entrepreneur. Wala ito sa laki ng       usaping negosyo, alisin ang person-          laga sa entrepreneur ang road map
  mit niya ang sariling salapi upang       perang pang-kapital kundi sa taglay     al feelings at tumutok sa mga dapat          papunta sa kanyang mga pan-
  magtayo ng iba’t ibang negosyong         na abilidad.                            pagkasunduan. Remain friendly                garap—may salapi man o wala.

  tumulong sa pagpapaunlad ng                 Una, palawigin ang communica-        kahit hindi matuloy ang kasunduan.
  bansa, at hanggang naging con-           tion skills. Mahalagang makinig at      Ti y a k n a m e r o n p a n g i b a n g

                                                                                                                                  ay puwedeng
  glomerate ang mga negosyong              umunawa ng sinasabi ng iba upang        pagkakataon sa kinabukasan.
  kanyang pinagpagurang ipundar.

                                           makatugon ng may kahulugan.                 Ikaapat, hasain ang analytical

     Subali’t ayon kay Raymond W.Y.        Huwag magtaas ng boses at galan-        skills. Ito ang kakayahang magtagni-
  Kao, may-akda ng Entrepreneurship:       gin ang kausap. Sa effective com-       tagni ng iba-ibang impormasyon up-
  A Wealth-Creation and Value-Adding       munication skills, gagalangin ka rin    ang maging makahulugan ito at kapa-
  Process, ang lahat ng tao na masikap     ng iyong kausap at pakikinggan din      ki-pakinabang sa pagde-desisyon.
  ay maaaring tawaging entrepreneur        nila ang iyong ibig sabihin.            Karamihan sa impormasyong
  kahit wala siyang salaping maaaring         Ikalawa, i-develop ang interper-     nakakalap ay statistical o de-numero.
  gawing puhunan para sa negosyo.          sonal skills. Bukod sa communica-       Aralin ang basic information na
                                                                                                                                                                                   LOPEZLINK August 2006              11

Crossword                                                     I have just returned from Iloilo City, where we
                                                              witnessed the culmination of several weeks’
                                                              hard work in connection with Don Eugenio
BINASA mo ba from cover to cover ang huling isyu ng Lopez
Link? Isa ka ba sa mga masugid na tagasubaybay ng mga
programa sa ABS-CBN, Studio 23 o ANC?
   Patunayan na isa kang ganap na kapamilya sa pamamagitan
ng pagkumpleto ng crossword puzzle na ito.
                                                              Lopez Sr.’s 105th birth anniversary. Those
                                                              who were present agreed that all the effort ev-
                                                              eryone—Lopez Group executives, the Lopez
                                                              Group Foundation Inc., Benpres, etc.—put in
                                                              was worth it when everything went off with-
                                                              out a hitch, and we were rewarded with the
                                                                                                                                               Dear RosieAng presyo ba ng Kapamilya Package ng Eugenio Lopez Cen-
                                                              Ilonggos’ appreciative smiles. (We also took                                               ter ay may kasama nang discount para sa mga empleyado ng
                                                              the opportunity to have our fill of fresh                                                  Lopez Group? Salamat po.—Jinky
                                                              seafood, authentic La Paz batchoy and other                                                ELC marketing and communications manager Cora Ortega-Auste
                                                              Ilonggo delicacies and to go back in time                                                  says yes, the Kapamilya Package is already discounted and is of-
                                                              through a visit to those grand old houses and                                              fered to Lopez Group employees only. If you have other inquiries
                                                              churches that Iloilo and the outlying areas are                                            about the Kapamilya Package and the Eugenio Lopez Center, you
                                                              famous for, but that’s another story.) Check                                               may get in touch with Ortega-Auste or Remi Montaño at 636-
                                                              out our one-page special on the celebra-                                                   2886.
                                                              tion/homecoming in this issue.                                                                                         ooOoo
                                                                  Again, congratulations to everyone, ma-                                                Bravo sa ABS-CBN sa napaka-exciting na Mano A Mano
                                                              jor and not-so-major contributors both, for a                                              showdown noong July! Kahit putul-putol at puno ng commer-
                                                              successful commemoration!                                                                  cials ang laban ni Pacman, okey lang kasi exciting talaga. Sulit
                                                                  So, what piqued our readers’s curiosity                                                ang pag-abang namin! Congrats din siyempre sa idol naming
                                                              with regard to the July LopezLink? Let’s find out. Thank you all for send-       si Manny!—Reggie and Ace
                                                              ing your questions and comments!                                                     Salamat sa inyong pag-suporta sa Mano A Mano at sa ating People’s
                                                                                                  ooOoo                                        Champ. Dahil sa inyo at iba pang boxing fans, sadyang naging record
                                                              I’m curious about the members of the third generation of Lopezes,                breaking ang nasabing laban. Sana ay hindi kayo magsawa sa pagtangkilik
                                                              whose trip to Iloilo was documented in last month’s LopezLink. In par-           at pag-abang sa mga susunod pang productions ng ABS-CBN kasama si
                                                              ticular, are Rogy, Geni, Jay and Angela officially connected with any            Manny Pacquiao.
                                                              of the Lopez Group companies? Do any of them plan to devote them-                                                  ooOoo
                                                              selves to public service like their grandfather did? Thanks!—Mel-                I read in “Phoenix” that Mrs. Connie Lopez is a Rufino. Is she related
ACROSS                         4. - - - - Lopez, ABS-         chor                                                                             to the Rufinos who own the Philippine Daily Inquirer, by any
1. Lopez Group founder,            CBN Foundation man-            Yes, Rogy Lopez Panganiban and Jay Lopez are—Rogy is currently               chance?—Mayette
    for short                      aging dir.                 head of ABS-CBN’s Studio Tour while Jay is with First Philippine Hold-               Yes, she is.
5. Lopezes’ hometown in        6. Airman, for short           ings Corp. As for the girls, they run their own businesses. The older Lopez                                        ooOoo
    Panay                      7. - - - - Lopez-Bautista-     grandchildren engage in charity work in between their professional/en-           If you have questions, comments, opinions, suggestions and reactions
9. Korean star of “A Love          Recent recipient of the    trepreneurial pursuits. Like their lolo, their going back to their roots shows   about anything and everything about the Lopez Group, please send
    to Kill”                       Ateneo’s Public Service    that public service is in their genes.                                           them to Dear Rosie through fax no. 633-3520 or to DearRosie@ben-
10. First name of                  Award                                                          ooOoo                                        pres-holdings.com. Maraming salamat!
    “Phoenix” book design-     8. Lopez Group CEO, for
    er Noli’s wife                 short
12. San Francisco, for short   11. Have your eyes

14. Guinea (abbr.)                 checked at this Rock-
                                   well Center institute
16. It is operated by Manila

                                                             Conquering Pinatubo                                                                               driving 101
    North Tollways Corp.       13. A trip by plane or
17. The Lopez Group sub-           spacecraft
    sidiary offering Kapam-    15. To connect or join
    ilya Package, for short    18. “Bandila” anchor, first
19. Japanese filmmaker             name
    Kurosawa                   20. You (Tag.)                OFFICIALS and employees of the                  wrought by Mt. Pinatubo—through its
                                                                                                                                                             KAHIT sabihing experienced
22. Prism chief of party       21. Roman Catholic            Manila North Tollways Corporation               “Rediscover the North” tourism pro-             o eksper tong driver k a,
    Doerring                   24. First - - -               (MNTC) and Tollways Management                  motion campaign.                                pagdating sa expressway,
23. This was relaunched on     26. To attach, especially     Corporation recently navigated Mt.                 To get to Mt. Pinatubo, head to              kailangan mo pa ring i-ad-
    July 10                        with a short nail         Pinatubo’s rugged terrain of rocks, mud         Pampanga Province via the 84-kilome-            just ang style ng iyong
25. Ground speed or gener-     27. The letter “P”            and steep slopes to get to the crater.          ter North Luzon Expressway. The                 pagmamaneho. Iba ang
    al staff                   28. First word in ABS-           The crater, which spewed lava and            agencies offering treks to the volcano          expressway driving sa pag-drive
27. Brisk energy                   CBN’s newest reality      turned the region into a “lahar land” 15        are mostly in Angeles City and San              halimbawa sa Edsa—maliban sa mas mabilis ang andar
29. Mental health                  show                      years ago, is now one of the most mag-          Fernando, Pampanga.                             ng mga sasakyan sa una dahil walang traffic lights at
30. Group that named OML       29. - - - - Lopez, Meralco    nificent lakes in the country and the most         Don’t forget to bring a hat (preferably      stop signs o railroad crossings dito, ikaw ay maaari
    as “Management Man             marketing head                                                                                                            lamang pumasok at lumabas sa mga designated na lu-
                                                             visited tourist attraction in the region.       one with wide brims) and sun block lo-          gar o bahagi ng expressway. Narito ang ilan sa mga da-
    of the Year” in 2000       31. Physical Education, al-
                                   so physical exam             MNTC is taking an active role in             tion, as the ash that covers the plains re-     pat tandaan kapag nasa North Luzon Expressway:
32. Nickname of a Lopez
    grandchild named for       32. Eight-bit graphics file   promoting tourism and investment in             flects sunlight and intensifies the heat.       • Planuhin ang lakad. Siguraduhing alam mo kung saan
    Don Eñing                      format                    Central and North Luzon—and accel-              Bottled water is a must. There are brook          maaaring lumabas at pumasok sa expressway dahil
33. Of or relating to itself   34. Industry, according to    erating development in these regions            crossings, too, so trekkers might opt to          hindi ka basta-bastang makakapag-U-turn dito.
    (adj.)                         Juan                      that are steadily rising from the ruins         wear sandals. (Kit Ventura)                     • Mag-ingat sa mga drayber na hindi gaanong experi-
35. - - - - - Vargas-ABS-      36. Also “opportunity”                                                                                                          enced, lalo na yung mga batang driver na medyo
    CBN VP for Logistics       38. Nickel                                                                                                                      mabagal pa ang reactions sa mga nangyayari sa daan.
37. Pen and - - -              40. Past form of sing                                                                                                         • Iwasang dumikit sa sasakyan sa harap mo. Sinasabing
                               42. Linear (abbr.)                                                                                                              ang mga banggaan o rear end collisions ang
39. About
                               43. Roberto Rubina won an                                                                                                       kadalasang sanhi ng mga sakuna sa expressway.
40. Very, according to
    “Friends”                      individual award in its                                                                                                   • Huwag magmaneho nang inaantok. Kapag tinamaan
                                                                                                                                                               ng “highway hypnosis” o ang kondisyon kung saan in-
41. A nickname for Elpidio         2004 cycle
                                                                                                                                                               aantok ang isang driver dahil sa magkahalong
43. Interjection used to ex-   46. Gateway to Northern
                                                                                                                                                               monotony ng pagmamaneho at ang nakakabatong
    press surprise                 Luzon; also Region 3
                                                                                                                                                               tunog ng hangin, ng mga gulong sa semento at ng
44. OML son and overall        47. Year
                                                                                                                                                               makina ng kotse, i-"exercise” ang iyong mata: mag-fo-
    coordinator of the 105th      Answers to July puzzle                                                                                                       cus sa iba’t ibang bagay na makikita sa expressway,
    activities                                                                                                                                                 ang malalapit at malalayo, sa kaliwa at sa kanan.
45. Iowa, for short                                                                                                                                          • Basahin din ang lahat ng signs na madaanan para hin-
46. OML’s junior, for short                                                                                                                                    di antukin. O di kaya’y maghanda ng basang face tow-
48. OML’s youngest daugh-                                                                                                                                      el at maya-maya ay punasan ang mukha para manatili
    ter                                                                                                                                                        kang gising at alerto. Huminto sa rest stop o service
49. Presy Psinakis’ eldest                                                                                                                                     area at mag-idlip kung talagang antok ka na.
    son                                                                                                                                                      • Kung nanggaling ka sa maliwanag na lugar tulad ng
                                                                                                                                                               fast food restaurant o convenience store sa gabi,
DOWN                                                                                                                                                           bagalan ang pagmaneho hanggang maka-adjust ang
1. Sanchez turned Lopez                                                                                                                                        paningin sa dilim.
2. Iridium
3. Old or decrepit horse
      LOPEZLINK August 2006

What’sPublishing this August:

                                                                                                    World-class buys
                                                                                                    MALL FINDS

from ABS-CBN
                                          Recipe for ‘perfect diet’
                                          in Metro                                                  By Mira Marasigan
                                             Matinee idols Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo,
                                          John Lloyd Cruz and Sam Milby answer the ques-
                                          tion on every woman’s mind: What makes men stay           With the onslaught of globalization, we have become more exposed to the variety of choic-
                                          in a relationship? Meanwhile, find out from a nutri-      es that the world and technology have opened up to us, even in fashion. Here are a few
                                          tion expert if there is such a thing as a perfect di-     local but globally competitive products that will not hurt your wallets.
                                          et—and what it is. The magazine for the indepen-
                                          dent woman also rates the different kinds of diets
                                          in town and which ones actually work.                                                                              Haute couture-made-
                                                                                                                                                             RTW: Plank
                                                                                                                                                             Three designers set the style stage
                                                                                                                                                             with Plank. You know that when
 Chalk’s big fashion issue                                                                                                                                   you have one of these dresses, all
                                                                                                                                                             eyes will be on you!
    It’s all about looking your best in
 this month’s big fashion issue! We’ll                                                                                                                       (L-R) Red piña fabric dress, Verity
 not only tell you what’s hip in the                                                                                                                         by Yvonne Quisimbing-Romulo.
 metro, but we’ll take you around the                                                                                                                        P7,900; Brown print and tulle play
 world—Paris, New York and                                                                           Ashley sandals. P1,250                                  dress, Patteu by Patty Eustaquio.
 Japan—and show you what fashion-                                                                                                                            P3,500; Black dress, Louvre by
 istas there are wearing. Be dressed to                                                                                                                      LZ Punzalan. P5,980
 the nines as we tell you how to wear
 this season’s trends. Tired of your                                                                Attention to detail:
 wardrobe? Chalk shows you how to                                                                   Sapato Manila
 have your drab garb reworked into designer masterpieces. Chalk gives you no ex-                    Sapato Manila & Coco &
 cuse not to look like the fashion mavens that you really are…or at least wish to be.               Tres is a new venture that’s
                                                                                                    only a year old. With their
                                        Pink reveals Kim’s beauty secret!                           eye for detail, good quality
                                                                                                    and constant innovative-
                                            Teen “Pinoy Big Brother” winner Kim Chiu graces         ness, success is not so far
                                         Pink’s August-September cover as she shares her life
                                         after “PBB,” her favorites and her one big beauty se-
                                         cret! Also, find tips on getting the perfect haircut for
                                                                                                                                   Chili bags. P3,950
                                         your face shape, and the ultimate guide to shimmer
                                         products. Tired of your basic tee? Flip to our fashion
                                         pages for the funkiest shirts that will perk up any
                                         outfit. Plus, there are top 10 fashion items to update
                                         your wardrobe. Organize your closet and computer
                                         area with our container boxes, with tips by stylish
                                         celeb Cheska Garcia!
                                                                                                                                           The old new: Irene’s Closet
Recipes galore in FOOD                                                                                                                     Irene’s Closet by Irene Pineda used to be just a
    FOOD Magazine’s August issue is filled with quick bread recipes such as walnut or                                                      room in her house and now it is a new lifestyle.
fruit bread, carrot-orange bread, corn muffins, longganisa pinwheels, popovers and                                                         Check out her reconstructed dresses and Team
pate a choux. To accompany the breads, try the                                                                                             Manila shirts and hats.
recipes for sweet and savory spreads: fruit butter,                                                                                        Team Manila graphic tees for guys. P350

                                                                                                                           Bargain alert!
cheese and nut spread, and ham and cheese pimien-                                                                                          (All stores located at the R2 Lifestyles section of
to spread.                                                                                                                                 the Power Plant Mall)
    Dietician Sanirose Orbeta also reminds us that
some foods offer extra protection for the brain. So
far, the strongest evidence is that eating more fish
delays the onset of dementia, and boosts reason-
ing power and memory.

                                                                                                                                               THIS season’s Rockwell Vintage Bazaar, aptly
Editorial Advisory Board       Boo Chanco / Danny Gozo
                                                                                                                                               themed Marché du Monde (“Market of the
Executive Editor               Rosan Cruz                                                                                                      World”), is an ideal destination for the style-savvy
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                                                                                                                                               parel, accessories, bags, home accents and col-
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                                                                Get the newest issues of your                                                  lectibles that stand their own mettle in the
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                                                                bookstores and magazine stands                                                    The Rockwell Vintage Bazaar is a launching
Editorial and Layout           IPI Creative Business Unit                                                                                      pad, a gathering of positive energy and cool
                                                                nationwide. For subscriptions,
                                                                please contact ABS-CBN                                                         vibes. Break from the mass-produced items
                           LopezLink is published by Benpres                                                                                   found in retail society. Different inspirations and
                           PR Group, 4/F Benpres Bldg.,
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